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The Last of Us (HBO)
« on: Feb 11, 2021 at 01:22 PM »
‘The Last of Us’ HBO Series Casts Pedro Pascal as Joel, ‘Game of Thrones’ Breakout Bella Ramsey as Ellie

The upcoming “The Last of Us” series adaptation at HBO has cast Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey in the role of Ellie, Variety has confirmed.

Neil Druckmann, a writer and creative director for “The Last of Us” video game and a co-creator of the series, confirmed the news about Pascal on Twitter.

Pascal has seen great success as the star of Disney Plus’ “The Mandalorian.” He also recently appeared alongside Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig as the villainous Maxwell Lord in “Wonder Woman 1984.”

Ramsey is best known for her role as Lyanna Mormont in fellow HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The character Ellie is a 14-year old orphan who has never known anything but a ravaged planet. In the show, she struggles to balance her instinct for anger and defiance with her need for connection and belonging as well as the newfound reality that she may be the key to saving the world.

“The Last of Us” series was first announced as being in development at the premium cabler back in March, with the show landing a formal series order in November. Based on the video game of the same name, the series takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

“Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin is attached to write and executive produce the series along with Druckmann. Kantemir Balagov is set to direct the pilot.

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Re: The Last of Us (HBO)
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2021 at 02:47 PM »
Read this in my phone newsfeed earlier .......... as a huge fan of TLOU, I'm on the fence with their cast choices.

Both were great at their roles in GoT, but TLOU is a different animal.

I can somehow see Bella doing Ellie, though no accents please, Ellie was a smart-arse, foul-mouthed adult trapped in a kids body. 

I like Pascal, but in TLOU Joel was about as an all-American dad as it gets.

I just hope they don't f__k this up and make a great one.